The Animals' Winter Sleep

written by Lynda Graham-Barber, illustrated by Nancy Carol Willis

Describes how thirteen northern animal species survive the winter snug in their dens, burrows, nests, and lodges

Introduction to winter for the very young

The large scale, beautifully detailed colored pencil illustrations are a perfect match with the simple rhyming text. Additional information includes animal winter survival adaptations, such as the foods they eat, nesting materials, camouflage, and predator survival, along with a series of questions that encourage children to look back at the illustrations for clues. A line art diagram of the final panorama illustration that identifies the location of all 13 animal species discussed is also included.